Scholarship Opportunities

new connections stipend: new professionals

The New Connections Stipend was created to help defray the cost of NASPA Annual Conference first-time attendees who have less than five years professional experience post-masters. The ten recipients will be given a complimentary code to cover a member, regular rate annual conference registration and be reimbursed up to $500 for conference related expenses. 

Applications are due January 9, 2017 and all will be notified of status by January 31, 2017 

Jim Rhatigan Fellowships: graduate students

To help defray the cost of the NASPA Annual Conference for graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral program in higher education, student affairs, or a related field, the NASPA Foundation offers four $500.00 scholarships. Funds must be used towards the cost to attend the NASPA Annual Conference held every March. Scholarship recipients are required to be currently pursuing a master’s or doctoral program and cannot receive this scholarship more than once.  

Applications are due February 3, 2017 and all will be notified of status by February 24, 2017 

Application Requirements

  • Must be a current NASPA member.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to be currently pursuing a master’s or doctoral program and cannot receive this scholarship more than once.
  • Must submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Produce a maximum 2-3 minute video on a current hot topic / trend in higher education today and provide historical context on how it became "hot".
  • Please upload the video to YouTube or a similar video provider prior to submitting.

Capstone on-campus management naspa undergraduate pre-conference scholarship: undergraduate students

To support the 1st time Undergraduate Student Conference attendance of NASPA Undergraduate members and NUFP Fellows, NASPA and Capstone On-Campus Management have created the Capstone On-Campus NASPA Undergraduate Pre-Conference Scholarship. Up to 12 scholarships will be granted, and recipients of the scholarship receive a $250.00 stipend, as well as a complimentary registration to the 2017 Undergraduate Pre-Conference in San Antonio, TX. 

Applications are due January 22, 2017 and all will be notified of status by early-February

The placement exchange onsite candidate funding award: Graduate Students

In honor of TPE’s 10th anniversary, The Placement Exchange has created a funding award to help first-time candidates attend the TPE Onsite event! 10 recipients will be reimbursed for up to $500 for costs related to TPE including event registration, transportation to and from San Antonio, TX and lodging costs while attending the event. 

Applications are due January 9, 2017 and all will be notified of status by the end of January